TIFF runs tailored professional development programmes to help talented filmmakers fast-track their careers and projects. The range of programmes on offer includes bespoke opportunities for writers, directors, producers and actors.
TIFF’s talent development programmes are supported in part by the Share Her Journey campaign, which is committed to increasing participation, skills, and opportunities for women, behind and in front of the camera.
TIFF–CBC Films Screenwriter Award
The TIFF-CBC Diverse Screenwriters Grant will provide $10,000 to a Canadian writer of an outstanding feature film screenplay. In partnership with the CBC Breaking Barriers Film Fund.
Micki Moore Residency
A programme for outstanding Canadian female screenwriters has been established to elevate and support talent. The residency is being generously supported by Toronto-based broadcaster, journalist, and actor Micki Moore.
TIFF Rising Stars
TIFF Rising Stars is part of our ongoing commitment to promoting Canadian cinema and talent on the world stage. This programme showcases new Canadian acting talent, putting the emphasis on the next generation of actors poised for international success.